Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Turmeric...

OMG is it already a WEEK since I wrote? I hope to SHOUT! The world has been spinning and I'ev had moments of clarity but TODAY here is this - a basket I've been weaving through the turmoil and IT came out pretty...I think:

Elections took place last week on Tuesday, neither my brother or me won our positions and it seemed like the world kind of fell into pieces for a bit...so in retrospect I have to sit back and wonder...


In 5-10-15 years who is going to remember what took place in 2009 at our tribal elections? Will my children? Or grandchildren? I hope not but what I DO hope is that the things I stood for and believed in and passionately spoke about will remain...I believe that's what we work for, those of us in this blog-world...we hope that by sharing that tidbit of ginger or turmeric in our character will leave a tiny mark in the vast array of gifted writings so voraciously sampled by hordes of hungry readers...this is all we can hope for, that what we truly believe in and speak for will in the end, stand.

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! My brother and I as is our wont took off on a drive after the elections were over - this is what we do, once the "big thing" is over, we take off and get away. So we dropped the kids to say hi and spend the night then off we went on Thanksgiving day! We drove north towards Seattle but only make it part way. On our drive we saw the back of this pick up which was pretty chuckly to us...

Black Friday came along and dannnnnnggggg it was crazy but we don't shop much so it was fun for us to watch the nature of the beast arise in the most genteel of little old ladies! Oh how I love human nature!! Friday evening came along and we went to the annual "lighting of the Christmas tree" in the middle of the city.



I'm one of those schmaltzy people who love love LOVE the Christmas lights and music. I don't know why. I just do; during the lighting of the tree was stopped by and listened to some street musicians (BUSKERS is the actual word but I couldn't quite bring myself to say it). They had made drums from plastic buckets, the kind restaurants buy their olive oil and things like that in. These young men were so talented! I had to give them some change

So many people bustling about! I loved it and one of my favorite moments was when this fairly well off couple sporting cashmere sweaters and italian shoes stopped for a moment, their children immediately began visiting with the street people and petying their dogs. Mrs Snooty Patooty was fairly speechless with horror that her young darling was speaking to these scraggly strangers and she snorted just in time for one of the musicans to hear her... oh how I love the open free-spirited innocence of young children!
We got called home for business on Sunday but we were relaxed and finding a more comfortable place to think from so off we went...



I think we'll be fine and you know what? I've always said Mustard is Sunshine for the tummy...and what does Turmeric do? It imparts the yellow color to mustard!


7 comments:

Christiejolu said...

Sounds like a great time! I love going into downtown Tucson and listening to the Buskers. Alice and I were just talking about that as a matter of fact. I haven't done that in a while and I did this past weekened.

Glad you had a nice holiday and I love your pictures!

Christiejolu said...

Oh yeah I almost forgot, your basket came out beautiful!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

FEW, What beautiful pics. THanks for your post.
hugs hugs

Grandma K said...

I LOVE your basket. I'm sorry about the elections, but there may be a reason for the outcome. Who knows what the turning of the page will bring. Glad Thanksgiving was good - your pictures were greats

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Well,Sawna you don't believe it but when i was a little girl i fell in love with Hiawhouatha- i don't know exatly to write his name. That was a book about an Indian- Americn who was the chief. Well, he was my hero.
love and hugs hugs

Alice in Wonderland said...

Hi Shawna, Sorry to hear about you election fail, but better luck next time! I loved your basket...and I laughed when you wrote about the beast in the little old ladies rearing their heads!
Take care, talk soon!
Big hugs!

Miss Pussycat said...

Sorry to hear about the elections but hey you made one great basket, I love it x